The month of December is full of indulgence, but for those who are already noticing a spare tyre (or two), it might be an idea to think ahead to January 2016 and booking a new detox escape with Silver Linings Retreats. Presented by and available to book through London-based luxury concierge service The Modern Concierge, the finest of London’s wellness experts will be transported to the Kamalame Cay private-island resort in the Bahamas for a week-long health and fitness experience (January 22-29, January 29-February 5, £6,775; May 13-22, from £4,995).
London’s Barrecore, the ballet-inspired fat-burning interval-training outfit, will send over teachers, and chic sportswear line Sweaty Betty will provide workout apparatus and stylish gym gear for female guests (sorry chaps, they don’t make men’s clothes).
BarreNourish, the catering arm of Barrecore, has created a special Paleo menu, the style of eating based on the diet of cavemen (said to be hormone-balancing and anti-inflammatory), featuring fresh fish and local produce from a Mennonite farm on the nearby island of Andros. London’s Radiance Cleanse will also curate a juicing day.
Each of the maximum number of 10 guests will start the detox process ahead of departure by talking to the Silver Linings team about their health and fitness goals prior to the retreat. “The mix of one-to-one and group exercise within each guests’ personal programme enables us to draw upon not only Barrecore signature moves, but also yoga and Pilates methods, as well as high-intensity interval training,” explains the founder of Silver Linings Retreats Chrissy Sundt, a former Royal Ballet dancer.
Virtuosity aside, there’s plenty of downtime, from snorkelling to reading. Leaving the iPad at home is also encouraged. “The location enables a digital detox that is just not possible to achieve in our usual lives,” enthuses Sundt.
The upshot? “Guests will leave the retreat relaxed, replenished and rejuvenated.” What a perfect way to start 2016.